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'Eiffel Tower' Prominence Towers Over the Sun

An astrophotographer spotted a beautifully-formed solar prominence that looks like a giant version of the famous Parisian landmark.

August 17, 2015
10:03 PM EDT
Colorized version of the 'Eiffel Tower' prominence compiled from 300 solar observations. Click for full-resolution version. | Copyright: Göran Strand
The original, black and white view of the sun and prominence (in the lower-right). Click for full-resolution version. | Copyright: Göran Strand